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Translated title of the thesis: Students' experiences of support measures: How some students who have not been eligible to apply for a Swedish national high school program experience support measures and participation in compulsory school
  • Maria Gren
  • Marlene Mathis

Student thesis: Professional degree, Advanced level


The aim of this study is to contribute to the understanding about students' experiences of support measures and participation in compulsory school. It is rare that students' experiences are highlighted in research and the purpose of this study is therefore to shed light on how some students who have not been eligible to apply for a Swedish national high school program, look at the support measures they received, or wished they had received, in primary school and their experience of participation during the same period. The study is based on a qualitative interview study with semi-structured questions, where five respondents contribute with their experiences. The theoretical perspectives on which the study is based are relational and categorical perspectives, as well as salutogenic and pathogenic perspectives.

The results show that the students' experiences were predominantly negative during elementary school and more positive during middle school. This is mainly explained by the fact that they did not feel participation, nor that the support efforts were adequate in relation to their need for support. The insights that emerged in the study are about the importance of listening to each individual student's experience and taking these into account when it comes to designing and evaluating support measures. Students' experiences can have a major impact on the special education area and contribute to the work of developing the learning environment in compulsory school to promote participation.

Date of Award2021-Jun-22
Original languageSwedish
SupervisorLars-Erik Nilsson (Supervisor) & Daniel Östlund (Examiner)

Educational program

  • Special Education Programme

University credits

  • 15 HE credits

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Pedagogical Work (50304)
  • Pedagogy (50301)
  • Learning (50303)


  • accessibility
  • categorical perspective
  • participation
  • pathogenic perspective
  • relational perspective
  • salutogenic perspective
  • special education
  • students' experiences
  • support measures

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